This week's issue of Autocar magazine, dated 11 June 2014, reveals the future plans for Aston Martin.
We report on how the British sports car manufacturer has begun work in earnest on reinventing itself with new technology and a fresh design language as it strives to become a self-sustaining supercar manufacturer fit to take on Ferrari. The plan is described by the company as the “biggest product offensive” in its history.
Sticking with British-built sports cars, the Jaguar F-type V6 S coupé goes under the microscope in our eight-page road test. In R form, the new F-type stands as one of the best pound-for-pound performance cars of 2014.
The V6 S tested here has the potential to be even more significant, given that it undercuts the entry-level Porsche 911 Carrera by nearly £15k and is noticeably more powerful. Has Jaguar done the unthinkable and upstaged Zuffenhausen? Our expert testers find out.
Also in this issue, Mark Webber speaks about his hopes and expectations for this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours. The Australian explains what it means to be leading Porsche's return to La Sarthe, where the German manufacturer will take on Audi and Toyota in the fight for sports car racing's biggest prize.
BMW has taken the wraps off its new X6, the second-generation version of the upmarket coupé-like SUV that pioneered a new and lucrative market niche when it was launched in 2008, and we've got all the details in this issue.
We've welcome the MG3 onto our fleet of long-term test cars. The 'half-British' hatch may be fine value for money, but should you buy one instead of a Hyundai i10 or a Dacia Sandero? We’re about to find out over the coming months.